Monday, September 29, 2014
The other night my husband and I were chatting and discussing the ways we have grown as individuals and as a couple. When we put everything out on the table, it was really neat to see how far we've come.
I have heard people say that they wish they could be in their 20's again. Not me! I L*O*V*E being in my 40's. My heart and my head are so different and I am - oh so thankful!! :)
I started thinking about all of the lessons I have learned. Here they are in no particular order....
1} Material items are fun, but they certainly don't bring joy. Jesus is the only way to true joy.
2} Toxic people trickle toxicity into the people around them. Stay away from them.
3} Jesus always forgives me. I don't always forgive myself.
4} If people talk ugly behind other's backs, they will talk badly about me too.
5} No one but Jesus gets to define me.
6} Taking up for myself or others is not mean. Allowing myself or others to be treated badly is.
7} Jesus tells me I have to love everyone. He never instructed me to like everyone.
8} God did not put me on this earth to save everyone. He sent His Son for that very reason. I am not suppose to be everyone's savior and hero.
9} Prayer brings peace, but gossip does not.
10} Keeping up with the Jones' is draining. Keeping up with Jesus is exhilarating.
Bonus lesson learned...
Face cream, face cream, face cream!!! This is one of my best friends! :)